England Route USA to book place in Semis

by Bem Ayuko

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England absolutely demolished USA in their last group game of the second group stage of the ICC T20 World Cup to set up a semi-final against India.

The USA, the host nation, batted first and could only muster up 115 runs before all 10 wickets were bowled out after 18.5 overs. The highlight of the round, and probably the weekend (if not the whole tournament) was definitely Chris Jordan, not only getting a hattrick of back-to-back-to-back wickets but getting USA’s last 3 wickets during their inning. Like respectfully digging the grave in which they were to be buried.

But that wasn’t the final nail in the coffin. No, that honour went to England Captain, Jos Buttler and fellow batsman, Phil Salt as they cruised through their innings without enduring a single stump. Jos Buttler ended on 83 runs with Salt finishing them off with a boundary which brought him up to 25 runs, after a mere 9.4 overs.

England won by 10 wickets.

Elsewhere, India got their revenge against Australia after beating them in their last group game by 20 runs to secure their passage through to the semi-final and set up a clash against England. South Africa and Afghanistan make up the remaining 2 spots for those vying for the ultimate title.

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